Originally Posted by Jakeev
Well it's great to know they are still plugging away. But I honestly didn't know Banarama was still around.
I know Siobhan Fahey is doing her own thing because I was a fan of Shakespear's Sisters, but I didn't know her former bandmates were still at it.
Despite not setting the charts on fire over the past decade, Bananarama never really went away. After Siobhan left in 1988 she was replaced by Jacqui O'Sullivan and the group continued as a threesome...releasing the album POP LIFE in 1991 (singles included Preacher Man and Only Your Love).
Jacqui subsequently left the group in 1993 and Keren and Sarah have continued on as a twosome ever since...releasing PLEASE YOURSELF (1993), ULTRA VIOLET (1995), EXOTICA (2000) and recently DRAMA (2005).
A Pet Shop Boys comeback??? Did they ever go away??? They have been releasing quality albums steadily over the past 20 years...in fact they released more product in the 90s than in the 80s and have already released 2 full studio albums plus a soundtrack (BattleShip Potmkin) and a greatest hits collection in the 00's. I don't think there is a pop group that could rival their output over the past 20 years.
It is quite sad that once an artist or group vanishes from the MTV spotlight it is assumed that their careers and product have vanished also...it is often not the case.
Much of Cyndi Laupers best work has been on albums made well after her 80s heyday...her late 90s albums HATFUL OF STARS and SISTERS OF AVALON are sensational. She continues to tour relentlessy and is an essential live act not to be missed if you get the opportunity.
As already mentioned by the lovely MLF, both Jody Watley and Samantha Fox have continued to release albums beyond the 80s and continue to have hits in many territories. Fox is still popular in Scandanavia, Belgium and Germany and has continued to have chart success in those regions.